Leon Stolarski Wines - New Classic Wines of France

Covid-19 pandemic crisis - we are still taking orders

Trying times for us all....

For those (like me) who happen to have been born in the 60's or later, we were fortunate not to have lived through the turmoil of the preceding half century. WW1, Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, WW2, food rationing - it's hard to imagine what life for previous generations that lived through most (or even all) of those times must have been like.

All told, we've had it pretty easy, at least in our little corner of the world. So whilst the Covid-19 pandemic may be the biggest issue many of us have faced in our lifetimes, it's all too easy to lose perspective.

…...but life goes on

That's not to say this thing isn't serious. It is very serious, and for some (possibly even many) it poses an existential threat. And who knows what will transpire in the coming weeks and months? Strange times indeed. Meanwhile, life goes on, and we all need to eat and drink and try to live life as "normally" as possible. 

And whilst life, health and safety are of paramount importance - and whilst I did consider taking the website down until this all (hopefully) blows over - I came to the conclusion that that would solve nothing..... and would deprive our customers of one of life's little pleasures - great wine!

Despatch schedule

Therefore, we are open for business and will remain so, for as long as long as the current Government guidelines allow. However, to ease the burden, and to minimise the number of times we have to visit our storage facility, we will be limiting despatch days to Mondays and Thursdays only. For most UK mainland orders, this will mean that deliveries will be made on Tuesdays and Fridays. However, deliveries to "Highlands and Islands" and Northern Ireland will (as always) take longer. 

For full details, check our delivery methods and charges page. Happy drinking - and stay safe and healthy!

New Classic wines From Regional France

Leon Stolarski Fine Wines is a family-run company which specialises in (and in the majority of cases is the sole U.K importer of) wines from some of the best small growers in southern and central France.

Our wines have received a great many enthusiastic reviews from many esteemed wine writers, including Jancis Robinson MW, Tom Cannavan, Tim Atkin MW, Neal Martin of and Jamie Goode at the WineAnorak, not to mention being shortlisted for the Specialist Wine Merchant Of The Year category of the Decanter World Wine Awards.

New wines are added to our list on a regular basis, so why not join our mailing list, to receive occasional updates (we send out around half a dozen email newsletters a year).

Best Sellers
New Wines
Domaine de Cébène Belle Lurette 2018 Faugères
70% Carignan, plus Grenache & Mourvedre 
Medium/full bodied - aged in vat
£ 20.50
Chateau Peyros Greenwich 43N 2012 Madiran
90% Tannat, 10% Cabernet Franc
Full bodied - aged 18 months in new oak
£ 21.95
Domaine d'Archimbaud Tradition 2017 Saint-Saturnin
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan
Aged in vat - no oak
£ 13.50
Domaine Treloar Motus 2016 Côtes du Roussillon
Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache
Full bodied - aged 12 months in barrique
£ 17.30
Domaine de Cébène Ex Arena 2017 IGP Pays d'Oc
90% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
Medium/full bodied - aged in vat
£ 15.95
Mas Coutelou Couleurs Réunies 2018 Vin de France
A blend of up to 10 varieties of all colours
Medium/full bodied - aged in vat
£ 15.95
Dom de Montesquiou Cuvade Préciouse 2017 Jurançon Sec
Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Camaralet
Medium/full - aged in barrel for 10 months
£ 13.50
Domaine Combe Blanche Four A Chaux 2016 IGP l'Hérault
100% Roussanne
Medium/full bodied - aged 3 months in oak
£ 11.50
Chateau La Dournie Etienne 2016 Saint-Chinian
60% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carignan
Full-bodied - aged 12 months in oak barrels
£ 15.79
Chateau La Dournie "La Dournie" 2015 Saint-Chinian
Grenache and Carignan from a single plot
Full bodied - aged 1 year in older oak
£ 28.99